Board Members are volunteers, donating their time, expertise and experiences to ensure that our organization meets our mission and stays accountable to the community and its residents. The Board of Directors is the backbone of Mutual Housing California, and its members contribute greatly to the success of our organization.
The Board holds monthly meetings, rotating them between the main office and the various mutual housing communities. The board holds an annual board retreat to work with management staff to set goals for each subsequent year, discuss new program initiatives, and evaluate program outcomes.
Board members also serve on committees, such as the Audit, Site Acquisition, Board Governance, Resident Impact, and Asset Management Committees. Residents, former residents, community members and professionals may apply to serve on the volunteer board of directors. The job description for a board member may be found here. Board experience is highlighted below:
Mindy Romero, Chair, is a resident leader from the Tremont Green mutual housing community in Davis. In addition to serving as Chair of the Board and president of Mutual Housing California, she serves on the board of our affiliate, Yolo Mutual Housing Association. She is a mom and a researcher at the Center for Regional Change at UC Davis and recently completed her doctoral studies in the sociology department. Mindy chairs the Board Governance Committee and the Executive Committee and is a member of the Audit and Site Acquisition Committees.
Elizabeth Beigh, Treasurer, is a Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer at Farmers & Merchants Bank of Central California. As Treasurer, she also chairs the Audit Committee and sits on the Executive Committee. Elizabeth also sits on the Board Governance, Site Acquisition and Asset Management Committees. Elizabeth brings to the board her many relationships with the region’s commercial and residential developers, as well as a great knowledge of the banking community.
Jack Ledyard, Secretary, is retired from the University of California, Davis, and has broad experience in construction, retail and property management and maintenance. He is a resident leader at Westerner Mobile Home Park Mutual Housing Community. As Secretary, he is a member of the Executive Committee. Jack also chairs the Asset Management Committee and serves on the Resident Impact and Board Governance Committees. Jack is a proud father and grandfather.
Greg Chew is the former chair of a large Portland-based housing nonprofit. He is the senior planner for transit-oriented development and housing at Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) and is the County of Sacramento’s appointee to the Board of Directors. Greg contributes his planning expertise and facilitates relationships with public and private organizations involved in transit-oriented development. Greg is a former chair of the Mutual Housing board, chairs the Site Acquisition Committee, and serves on the Asset Management and Board Governance Committees.
Colin Bailey is the Executive Director of the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water. He is a former supervising attorney for the Fair Housing Initiative of California Rural Legal Assistance and a former staff attorney with Legal Services of Northern California, an antipoverty, legal aid nonprofit. Colin is a leader of the new local community organizing group, the Capital Region Organizing Project, a Sacramento-based regional equity organization seeking to build community based power to advance equity, equal opportunity and economic justice. Colin is a father and a member of the Site Acquisition and Audit Committees and the Board Governance Committee. Colin received his JD from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law, where he completed the Program in Public Interest Law & Policy and participated in the Critical Race Studies concentration.
Audrey Scott-Henley is a Founder and Managing Member of Legacy Ventures LLC, which works in commercial real estate, urban infill redevelopment, and property management. She has 25 years of banking experience and 10 concurrent years of commercial real estate experience. Ms. Scott-Henley obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma at Norman, and earned an MBA from the University of Phoenix, Costa Mesa and Sacramento campuses.
Joe Devlin is Sacramento City Council District 5 Chief of Staff and serves on the board as a proxy for City Council member Jay Schenirer, the City of Sacramento’s appointee to the Board of Directors. He has a background in public policy, land use, politics and communications.
Cartearra Johnson is a resident leader from Mutual Housing at Norwood. She is a student at American River College studying nursing. Cartearra is a mom and works closely with other residents of her mutual housing community, involving them in community programs and coordinating youth programs.
JiaLi Wu is a resident leader from Mutual Housing at Lemon Hill. She is a student at Sacramento City College studying accounting. JiaLi is fluent in Cantonese and works with the mutual housing community organizer to conduct outreach to Cantonese-speaking residents and involve them in programs.
Crystal Irwin is a resident leader at Mutual Housing at the Highlands. She is experienced in the service sector, both as an independent living services worker and a nanny. She has also been a facilities manager for a group home for girls. Crystal works with other residents at her mutual housing community, developing programs and coordinating social events for adults and youth.
Rebekah Davis is a resident leader at Moore Village Mutual Housing in Davis. Since 2007 she has worked at the Davis Waldorf School, where as a former director and current teacher she has developed a broad range of skills including program creation and coordination, staff supervision, community outreach, mediation and contract/budget management. She has a teaching credential with a concentration in Human Development from Rudolph Steiner College, and is studying Cultural and Physical Geography at CSU Sacramento.
Delcie Ledyard is a resident leader at Westerner Mobile Home Park. She has more than two decades of experience in administrative assisting, sales and business consulting. She has studied at Brigham Young University and Cosumnes River College.
The Board of Directors meets during the evening on the fourth Monday of each month. Most board meetings are open to the public. If you would like to attend please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and request the date, time and location of our next open meeting.